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Support for Collaborative Situation Analysis and Planning in Crisis Management Teams using Interactive Tabletops

Döweling, Sebastian and Tahiri, Tarik and Sowinski, Philipp and Schmidt, Benedikt and Khalilbeigi, Mohammadreza (2013):
Support for Collaborative Situation Analysis and Planning in Crisis Management Teams using Interactive Tabletops.
In: ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'13), DOI: 10.1145/2512349.2512823, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Crisis management requires the collaboration of a variety of people with different roles, often across organizational boundaries. It has been shown that geographic information systems can improve the efficiency of disaster management operations. However, workstation-based solutions fail to offer the same ease of collaboration as the large analog maps currently in use. Recent research prototypes, which use interactive tabletops for this purpose, often do not consider individual roles and the need for accountability of actions. In this paper, we present coMAP, a system built for interactive tabletops that facilitates collaborative situation analysis and planning in crisis management teams. Users can interact with coMAP using multi-touch as well as pen input. The latter is realized by new methods for the use of Anoto digital pens without the Anoto microdot pattern. A pen-optimized pie menu provides access to role-specific information and system functions. A combination of role-based access control and indoor tracking via Bluetooth is used to support accountability of actions while still allowing collaboration and information sharing. Initial user feedback on our system, collected in two focus group sessions, shows promising trends.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2013
Creators: Döweling, Sebastian and Tahiri, Tarik and Sowinski, Philipp and Schmidt, Benedikt and Khalilbeigi, Mohammadreza
Title: Support for Collaborative Situation Analysis and Planning in Crisis Management Teams using Interactive Tabletops
Language: German
Abstract:

Crisis management requires the collaboration of a variety of people with different roles, often across organizational boundaries. It has been shown that geographic information systems can improve the efficiency of disaster management operations. However, workstation-based solutions fail to offer the same ease of collaboration as the large analog maps currently in use. Recent research prototypes, which use interactive tabletops for this purpose, often do not consider individual roles and the need for accountability of actions. In this paper, we present coMAP, a system built for interactive tabletops that facilitates collaborative situation analysis and planning in crisis management teams. Users can interact with coMAP using multi-touch as well as pen input. The latter is realized by new methods for the use of Anoto digital pens without the Anoto microdot pattern. A pen-optimized pie menu provides access to role-specific information and system functions. A combination of role-based access control and indoor tracking via Bluetooth is used to support accountability of actions while still allowing collaboration and information sharing. Initial user feedback on our system, collected in two focus group sessions, shows promising trends.

Title of Book: ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS'13)
Uncontrolled Keywords: - TI: Interactive Surfaces;Computer Vision
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science > Telecooperation
20 Department of Computer Science > Modeling and Analysis of Information Systems (MAIS)
20 Department of Computer Science
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 12:59
DOI: 10.1145/2512349.2512823
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2013-0232
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